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Sun and Heat Really Hate Glass Block Tinting

Glass Block is Beautiful. BUT….

Hot Bathroom before Glass Block is Tinted

Another day, another call, another frustrated homeowner. “We love our glass block but it makes areas of our home unbearably HOT!”

Certainly not an uncommon problem that we hear at Glass Block Tinting. We agree that the beauty of architectural glass is undeniable but unfortunately, it allows the transmission of heat, sun glare, and UV rays to filter through….causing so much discomfort that often times occupants refrain from entering rooms altogether.

This bathroom in a L.A. residence with 386 glass blocks was a bulls eye target for excessive heat and glare. Desperate for relief, the owner was looking for a solution without having to cover the blocks with drapes, shades, or blinds.

Our exterior Glass Block Tinting application transformed all 386 blocks into protective shields from harmful UV rays and blocked up to 83% of the solar heat that was blasting through. Without compromising the beauty of the glass blocks or impeding the ambiance of natural light,  we resolved the heat problem and delivered on our promise. The bathroom was remarkably cooler and safer….and our client couldn’t be more pleased!

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Our exterior film application reflected the sun’s destructive rays off the glass. The blocks on the very right of the picture were not yet filmed and still vulnerable to the original problems. Block by block, as the installation moved forward, the temperature and glare in the bathroom was reduced.

After completion of the installation, the tinting crew left with a feeling of great accomplishment. And the family was finally able to fully enjoy their master bathroom. In fact, the tinting added a unique aesthetic distinction to this already spectacular home.

 LA iHome with finished glass block tinting installation

We are glass block tinting experts. Call us and fall in love with your glass block as never before!

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Window Tinting Heat Rejection Tampa Commercial Buildings

Advanced Window Film Technology Targets the Commercial Sector


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Today’s architecture is designed for natural light and providing views to the outside. Though aesthetically pleasing, unwelcome heat, glare and harmful UV rays enter as well. According to the Us Dept. of Energy, 75% of all existing glass is inefficient, causing an overload on HVAC systems and negatively impacting a building’s energy budget.

Serious problems for commercial buildings, no doubt….but not without a solution!


Huper Optik USA is a market leader in German engineered, multi-layered nano-ceramic solar control film technology, providing energy savings, comfort, and aesthetic appeal to answer the needs of the commercial sector!

Huper Optik’s remarkable portfolio of films deliver:

  • Superior increase in the performance of existing glass
  • High light transmission ratios for natural light without the presence of heat
  • Enhances level of interior comfort and reduces sun glare
  • Significant Total Solar Energy Rejection (TSER) which lowers cooling load of a/c consumption
  • High Ultra-Violet rejection exceeding 99%
  • Protects building occupants from the sun’s harmful Infra-Red radiation
  • Extends lifespan of interior furnishings with fade protection
  • 100% dye and metal free; no discoloration and demetallisation
  • High clarity, low reflectivity
  • 10/15 year product warranty coverage

Not yet convinced yet?

Watch this  short video!

And  don’t miss this  powerful video!

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Huper Optik is the leader in energy & environmental design. It’s performance effects your occupants.. and the bottom line of your energy budget!

People in office building with EnerLogic

Give your building’s glass the competitive edge over conventional films and experience Huper Optik! In the 12 years that we’ve been window tinting Tampa, never have our commercial clients experienced such positive results!

Call today and join the growing number of companies that are integrating Huper Optik nano-ceramic window films into their energy reduction package!

Our evaluations are complimentary and include a free demonstration of how Huper Optik will perform on your glass.

High Impact Glass Solutions
866-394-2599 / 727-498-1384

Tampa and Orlando Gain Edge Over Heat And Glare

Tampa and Orlando’s Commercial Sector Become Greener And Save Money

According to the US Department of Energy 75% of all existing glass is inefficient. The DOE estimates that the amount of energy lost annually through windows is a whopping $35 billion! The average household spends $1500 – $2500 every year on energy bills and claims that 45 percent of this amount is for heating and cooling. Then how much more would commercial buildings be effected by energy loss through their immense tapestry of glass!

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With the insurgence of this energy drain on commercial buildings,  it has been incumbent upon us to provide window tinting that improves their window insulating properties .

Many of our customers have improved their overall energy savings and achieved their corporate green energy efficiency goals with Huper Optik’s solar control performance.

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Until Huper Optik low-e window film revolutionized the industry, commercial buildings used reflective films to reduce solar heat gain through windows. With less natural or visible light entering the buildings there was a need for more artificial lighting inside. Turning on switches to lighten large buildings was hardly the answer to lowering electric costs. Huper Optik’s advanced technology resolves this problem by preserving the connection between the work space inside and nature flowing from outside with its superb window film:

  • Significant Total Solar Energy Rejected (TSER) lowers a/c consumption
  • Huge reduction in solar gain through glass
  • High Ultra Violet rejection exceeding 99% offers fade protection for fixtures and furnishings
  • Protects occupants from the sun’s harmful Infra-Red radiation
  • Up to 96% Infra-Red heat reduction enhances interior comfort with less glare

High Impact Glass Solutions has been window tinting Tampa and the Orlando area for over a decade. We’ve found that Huper Optik does it all: reduces consumption, saves money, enhances aesthetics, and improves the overall environment for occupants. Processed without dyes and metal, there is never discoloration or demetallisation…and comes with a 10/15 year product warranty.

Call for our free in-depth evaluation of your building’s window systems and experience the Huper Optik difference!

 High Impact Glass Solutions
866.394.2599 / 727.498.1384

Tampa Reduces Sun and Heat Year Round With Vista Window Tinting

Window Film Manufacturer Revolutionizes Industry With Film That Insulates Your Glass!

EnerLogic logo and house Vista’s incredible window film is the ONLY film in the industry that outsmarts the sun 24/7 in every season!

Our customers ask for EnerLogic window film  because they know that windows account for one third of annual heating and cooling costs.

If you’re ready to stop throwing your money out the window, literally….EnerLogic  is the window film for you!

What does EnerLogic window film do that traditional films can’t?

The two panes of glass below illustrate the performance of EnerLogic’s superior performance over any other window films. The pane on the right is a standard window with no film applied (single glazed). When EnerLogic is filmed onto this existing window, it now has the thermal performance of a double pane glass (double glazing).

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How does this  technology effect your windows? When we apply EnerLogic film to the interior side of your windows, as much as 92% more insulating power is added to your glass. Traditional window film does not have this technology or ability.

But since you asked….EnerLogic offers even more! It’s patent pending low-e coating actually redirects solar and radiant energy back to their source. And this is why EnerLogic film is the ONLY window film that offers energy savings in every season!

So in simple language, what are the benefits of EnerLogic window film?

  • The beauty of natural sunlight enters through your windows
  • Discomforting heat and glare are substantially reduced
  • Year-round energy savings of up to three times as much as conventional window film
  • 99.9% of harmful UV rays are blocked
  • Outsmart the sun without the expense of replacing your existing windows


EnerLogic savings

Whether we’re window tinting Tampa or my crews are traveling to Orlando or Sarasota County, we’re excited to offer free previews of EnerLogic film on your windows! Call today to schedule a complimentary evaluation and experience EnerLogic first-hand.

High Impact Glass Solutions


866.394.2599 / 727.498.1384

Tampa Window Tinting Company Travels to North Carolina

An Excellent Reputation Must Be Earned


The best athletes win championships and receive trophies. The best students earn scholarships. The best actors take home Oscars.

The best window tinting company gets opportunities to share its knowledge…and establish genuine, life-long relationships. Recognized as highly distinguished in the window film industry, High Impact Glass Solutions is often called by our peers for advice and “how to” tips. Recently we were contacted by a very prominent window tinting company in North Carolina. They were in need of some wet glaze attachment training in order to complete their film installation on  a nearby Vision Center.

Say no more!

We quickly headed north with a “let’s make it happen” attitude!

Training wet glaze attachments at All Pro Window Tinting NC

As training at the medical center commenced, there were many factors to be considered and many steps to be taken for a truly successful wet glaze installation. Like any profession, there are those who profess to be the best….and then there are those who are the best. Our vast experience working on every window system imaginable puts High Impact Glass Solutions into the latter category. Over the years, we have attained experience that goes far beyond than just window tinting Tampa. 

A great trip all in all. We were thrilled to share our secrets of the trade and help another tinting company!

But before heading back home we took one last look at the Eye Care Associates Visionary. Now that’s teamwork …and pretty much close to perfection!

We enjoyed our time in North Carolina and brought home special memories of some very special folks!

For us? That’s what REALLY makes our training trips so worth while!

High Impact Glass Solutions
866-394-2599 / 727-498-1384